Archie's Mega Man comic book series may have reached it's end (for the time being, if not for good), but that doesn't mean that they're entirely finished with the Blue Bomber. For those who missed the issues the first time around... or even the second, for that matter, there's good news as the publisher has revealed a new solicitation for Mega Man: Master Edition Volume 1, which they say is to arrive on May 4th, 2016.
Here's the cover and solicitation, courtesy of BumbleKing Comics:
MEGA MAN: MASTER EDITION VOL. 1 (TR)
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Patrick Spaziante, Chad Thomas, Ben Bates, Rick Bryant, Gary Martin, John Workman, Matt Herms
Cover: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante
Mega Man is the legendary Blue Bomber-the boy robot turned hero! One of video game’s first icons, he’s now one of comic books’ greatest heroes! It all began when the nefarious Dr. Wily stole Dr. Light’s eight Robot Masters and turned them against the world! Helper-bot Rock had himself turned into Mega Man—the super fighting robot-to save the day! Dr. Wily wouldn’t go down without a fight, though, and built eight combat-specific Robot Masters just to destroy Mega Man—from without or within! Now Mega Man must fight to save the world and himself! MEGA MAN: MASTER EDITION vol.1 collects the first three epic storylines, covering Mega Man #1-12.
5-1/2 x 7-1/2″
336 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 5/4
Believe it or not, this is actually really good news for those who haven't already bought the original trade paperback. On Amazon, the first volume has been out of stock for a while now, while the second commands exorbitant prices for a new copy. Volume 3, which adapts Mega Man 2, is cool though.
That said, getting all three together also nets you a bit of a discount versus the individual prices, too.